There’s a lot of conflicting advice and hype about cleaning the air ducts in your home. Having a professional on the job is the best first step, but we’ve come up with a few other questions to ask when considering this service. Duct cleaning does have many benefits.
Q. Will having my air ducts cleaned help my HVAC run more efficiently?
A. It is one of many services that may indeed improve the performance of your HVAC, possibly keeping your energy bills lower, especially during peak usage months. You can do yourself a big favor by also regularly changing the air filters, along with making sure moisture doesn’t get into the unit. Having professional, regular inspections is another important maintenance step.
Q. Could having the air ducts cleaned help eliminate dust and other airborne pollutants, so allergy sufferers enjoy better health?
A. Duct cleaning has been shown to help those who suffer with allergies, asthma and other respiratory complications, in many cases. So it’s a good idea, particularly in older homes or ones that might have a build-up of construction debris.
Q. What good will it do?
A. When things such as mold, dust mites, pollen, smoke, fungi, excessive debris or pests are clogging/cluttering the ducts, a professional cleaning can help protect your family’s health as well as maintaining efficient operation of your system.
Q. We have cats and dogs….will duct cleaning help eliminate allergens and odors they cause?
A. It’s only logical that the cleaner the air (freer of pet dander, hair, etc.) you can keep the environment, the better. This applies to ALL homes, but pet owners especially may find duct cleaning contributes to a more pleasant, healthy environment.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about duct cleaning and other HVAC topics, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.